6 Carl Pope notes that in Europe the most magnificent places are owned by the

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6. Carl Pope notes that in Europe the most magnificent places are owned by the wealthy. But in America magnificence is a ____________ treasure. That is the essence of democracy. 7. National parks, the writer and historian Wallace Stegner once said, are “the best ________ we’ve ever had.” 8. Clay Jenkinson suggests our best idea came from Thomas Jefferson—that all are created equal—but goes on to indicate the relationship to the national park idea. Building on Jefferson’s vision, he notes that if you go out into the heart of America and see this continent in its glory it will embolden you to dream about the possibilities of __________. 9. Like the idea of America itself, full of competing demands and impulses…the national park idea has been constantly debated, constantly tested, and is constantly evolving, ultimately embracing places that also preserve the nation’s first principles, its highest aspirations, its greatest sacrifices—even reminders of its most ____________ mistakes. 10. Most of all the story of the national parks is the story of ____________. People from every conceivable background…People who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved—and in doing so, reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy. 11. From the very beginning, as they struggled over who should control their national parks, what should be allowed within their boundaries, even why they should exist at all,
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Americans have looked upon these wonders of nature and seen in them the reflection of their own _________. 12. At the end of this segment William Cronon talks about our national parks representing the immensity and intimacy of time. The intimacy of time is that shared in these special places with other people. He concludes it is love of place, love of nation that the ____________________ are meant to stand for. Episode 1, Chapter 2 “Yosemite” 1. Early in 1851, during the frenzy of the California Gold Rush, an armed group of white men was scouring the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada searching for Indians, intent on driving the natives from their ___________________. 2. They called themselves the Mariposa Batallion. Late in the afternoon the battalion came to a narrow valley surrounded by towering granite cliffs, where a series of ___________________ dropped thousands of feet to reach the Merced River on the valley’s floor.
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